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IanMarlowe
08-01-2005, 11:58 AM
the question's in the title... :)

Twey
08-01-2005, 12:42 PM
I think it comes with IIS. It's server-side, simple, and reasonably powerful.

IanMarlowe
08-01-2005, 01:35 PM
IIS? what's that? and what do you have to install to use it (ASP)?

Twey
08-01-2005, 03:26 PM
IIS is the Internet Information Services, a webserver from Microsoft. I've never tried it myself. I've heard that it's rubbish, but in Linux circles, it's quite possible that people have said that just because it's from M$. IIS is not free; in fact, it's rather expensive. If you're looking for a free ASP.NET server, try Apache with mod_mono (http://www.go-mono.com/asp-net.html#mod_mono) if you're running *nix, or, if you're just developing, try XSP (http://www.go-mono.com/asp-net.html#xsp). I wouldn't recommend XSP for public hosting.